Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Farm Bill Update

Don Shurley and Nathan Smith have prepared an excellent summary on where we stand with the farm bill. The farm bill has encountered many challenges this year, and the battle is not over yet. It sounds like we maybe in for a lot of changes if it ever passes. 2013…
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Pecan Pest Problems

Pecan scab is really gracing its presence on our pecan crop. I have received several calls from homeowners asking “what are those black spots on my pecans.” These black spots are more than likely pecan scab, the most costliest and serious disease of pecans. From a commercial standpoint, growers must…
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Cotton Fruit Shed and Potassium Deficiency

If you haven’t walked in your cotton fields lately, you maybe shocked when you see a lot of square shed. There are a number of factors that maybe causing this physiological issue. Even in a normal year (depends on your definition of normal), a cotton plant can not maintain every…
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Area Hay and Pasture Update

The Burke and Jefferson County Extension Service is offering an Area Hay and Pasture Update on Thursday, August 29th. We will view hay fields with Bermuda grass stem-boring fly damage and learn how to assess damage with new recommendations for management. I am planning on attending and am willing to…
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Midville Field Day News

The 2013 Midville Field Day was a huge success! The planning committee (Anthony Black, Wade Parker and Peyton Sapp) would like to thank everyone that attended and helped make it a great day. If you did not make it, we look forward to seeing you next year. I thought the field day was…
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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

I received my first call last week on the bermudagrass stem maggot. I have heard about this pest in extreme southeast Georgia, but this is the first time I have witnessed the damage in Jenkins County. Why is this important? This is important because we have many bermuda hayfields and pasture in our…
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